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Was the BBC hit by a DDoS attack?

It appears that the disruptions caused to the BBC’s iPlayer and website last weekend were possibly due to a DDoS attack. The iPlayer service was out of action over most of the weekend because of problems with the database behind the catch-up service. The faults also meant that only a simplified version of the BBC’s homepage was shown, while online …

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Stuart O'ConnorWas the BBC hit by a DDoS attack?
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BBC technical problems affect iPlayer and homepage

TV viewers were unable to watch or listen to their favourite BBC shows online for more than 24 hours over the weekend, when the corporation’s TV and radio iPlayer service was hit by technical issues. The gremlins also got into the BBC website’s front page. An error message on the page reads: “Due to technical problems, we are displaying a …

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BBC to trial Ultra-HD

The BBC's Research and Development department has announced that it will trial Ultra-High Definition (UHD) broadcasts this summer. The broadcaster says that In a series of closed trials, BBC R&D will work with its strategic research partner, Arqiva – as…

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